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CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
3051, senators inhofe, ayotte, brown of massachusetts and webb. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. mr. levin: i ask unanimous consent that senator boxer also be allocated five minutes to speak on the pending amendment. the presiding officer: is there objection? the senator from arizona. mr. mccain: are we going to the voice vote at this time before -- mr. levin: could i ask the senator frommen montana, he wishes to speak on the udall amendment? mr. baucus: yes. mr. levin: i ask there be no further debate -- you're not ready? okay. mr. baucus: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr. baucus: i thank my good friend from michigan and arizona for their gracious willingness to provide an opportunity for me to make a brief statement. mr. president, i am in strong support of the amendment to protect the military's ability to purchase american-made fuels. powering our military with american military makes our country safer and our economy stronger
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
objection. mr. chambliss: i rise in support of the ayotte amendment number 45, be a an amendment that makes permit the use of funds to transfer or release guantanamo bay detainees to the united states. this is identical in substance to section 1027 of the fiscal year 2012 national defense authorization act, except that it prohibits the use of the funds permanently. we know the president said he would close guantanamo almost four years ago. i thought it was a bad idea then, i think it's an even worse idea today. we should move beyond campaign promises and think about what really makes sense on this issue. the stubborn refusal to increase the gitmo detainee population has been the key stumbling blocks in establishing an effective long-term detention policy. the american people have been pretty unified in their opposition to bringing gitmo detainees to the united states and i believe we should liv to them. i understand senator feinstein just released the g.a.o. report she requested regarding facilities and factors to consider if gitmo detainees were brought to the united states. i've rev
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 9:00am EST
and their caregivers. a provision which i worked on over many, many months with senator ayotte to have included in this bill. we have an incredible problem with respect to returning veterans, active-duty personnel and their families with respect to mental health challenges. and unless we fully engage all the resources across this country, we will not be able to successfully meet the needs of these young men and women, and we hope this amendment will help in that regard. the legislation also extends authorities to continuing several training and equip programs to assist our military in counterterrorism and counter narcotics missions. this is one of the emerging and critical roles that in the future we must embrace and support. additionally, the legislation authorizes $5.7 billion to the afghanistan security forces fund to build the capacity of the afghan army and police so those forces can continue to take the security leads throughout afghanistan. once again, this is a central foundation to our plans to withdraw the vast majority of our forces by 2014. and this year once again i h
CSPAN
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm EST
amendment first thing in the morning. and after that, we would then expect to move to senator ayotte's amendment, which -- to which there may or may not be a second-degree or side-by-side amendment offered. and after that matter is disposed of, we would hope then and expect then to move to a hagan amendment. and in between, it is our intent to offer cleared amendments. i'll let senator mccain join me on this, but these are amendments which have been cleared. people have a chance overnight to look at them and see if there is any reason that they want roll call votes or voice votes on these. and if there are, we expect they're going to have to come down and object and vote on those matters. but our staff works hard. we work with the committees of jurisdiction. we work with people who we believe have any interest in these amendments. we have perhaps 50 or 100 amendments which we're looking at. we want to accommodate senators. we also want to accommodate potential opponents. we have done our best to do both. sponsors and opponents. that is our plan for tonight and for tomorrow morning, exc
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
. after the meeting, senator john mccain, lindsey graham and ayotte spoke with reporters. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible] >> they are significantly troubled -- [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] libya as well as other americans . [inaudible] >> i'm more disturbed now than it was before -- [inaudible] [inaudible] -- an al qaeda storm in the making. i'm very disappointed in our intelligence community. i think they failed in many ways. with a little bit of inquiry and curiosity, i think it would be pretty clear that to explain this episode is related to the video they created a mob that turned into a riot was far filled. at the end of the day we're going to get to the bottom of this, we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just so you don't know what happened. people can push you to give explanations and you can say i don't want to give that information. here's what i can tell you. the american people got that information on 16 september. think about information from president obama days after. and the question is, should they have been giving
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
senators mccain, graham and kelly ayotte saying in part in the course of the meeting we explained that the talking points provided by the intelligence community and the initial assessment upon which they were based were incorrect in the key respect. there was no protester demonstration in benghazi. while we certainly wish that we had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. we stressed neither i nor anyone else in the administration intended to mislead the american people at any stage in this process. and administration updated congress and the american people as our assessments involve. -- the fall. that's a statement from a ambassador rice. >> negotiations continue with president obama and congressional leaders about the fiscal cliff. we took your phone calls this morning on "washington journal" about that. >> host: at the daily news conference at the white house, jay carney, the spokesman there was asked about liberals who are advocating going off the so-called fiscal cliff. here's what he had to say. >>
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
. it is something we can work into our defense budgets. so i thank senator ayotte and kyl for their comments. i will yield the floor. mr. mccain: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. levin: i would ask unanimous consent that further proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. levin: madam president, this is what we are planning on now. we're waiting for senator cornyn to come to the floor. he will be speaking on a modified cornyn amendment. then we also are awaiting senator inhofe to come to the floor. he will be speaking on a hagan amendment. then we would expect after a fairly short amount of debate, perhaps ten minutes, it's not set yet, by each of them, perhaps a minute or two by the sponsors of the amendment to describe, particularly in the case of the hagan amendment, we would then go to a roll call vote on both those amendments. that's the plan. it's not yet into a u.c. agreement formally because we want to make sure we're protecting the senators in terms
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